‘Bachelorette’ Finalist Erich Schwer Apologizes For Blackface Picture from H.S.
“Bachelorette” contestant Erich Schwer — the final remaining candidate for Gabby Windey — is proudly owning as much as carrying blackface as a part of a Halloween costume in highschool … saying he deeply regrets his actions.
A photograph from Schwer’s previous yearbook made rounds on social media this week … displaying him dressed as Jimi Hendrix, donning darkish make-up and an afro wig.
The 29-year-old actual property analyst from New Jersey is now talking out on his costume alternative … saying he wholeheartedly apologizes for what he thought was a gesture displaying love for the artist, however admits it solely confirmed ignorance.
“I used to be naïve to the hurtful implications of my actions to the Black neighborhood and people closest to me, and can ceaselessly remorse my offensive and damaging conduct,” Schwer stated on Thursday.
CW: racist Erich in blackface is reprehensibly disgusting 🤮 #thebachelorette #bachelorette https://t.co/eEsjx4Xf6v pic.twitter.com/dWDeY3XLK1
— Black Lives Matter | #TheBachelorette (@realitynrose) September 8, 2022
“I’m deeply ashamed by my actions and perceive that my apology is just step one in taking accountability.”
Schwer is Gabby’s ultimate likelihood at love on this season of the relationship present … after she parted methods with Johnny and Jason through the Fantasy Suite episode.
It’s not the primary controversy involving race for the franchise — “Bachelor” contestant Rachel Kirkconnell was criticized for attending an antebellum plantation-themed occasion in faculty … and later admitted she was incorrect.
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